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Look: Bong Revilla visits Jolo at hospital

Photos showing an emotional Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla being comforted by his father has been released online.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marvic Leonen among fake beneficiaries of pork scam

Talk about “legal blasphemy.”

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Housing, education, jobs for kin of SAF 44

Housing. Livelihood. Education for the children. Skills training.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Kuryente’ not going to join ‘Sexy,’ ‘Pogi’ in Camp Crame

“Kuryente” isn’t going to join “Sexy” and “Pogi” anytime soon.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Visayas bloc blocks extension of agrarian reform law

A powerful group of wealthy lawmakers from the Visayas is blocking two bills seeking the extension of the agrarian reform law, which the Catholic Church hierarchy says is the way out of poverty for a million landless farmers.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

Education at risk

Passions run high whenever capitalist interests conflict with basic services such as education. Take the case of the row between STI Education System Holdings of businessman Eusebio Tanco and the Benitez family of Philippine Women’s University. Tanco has initiated foreclosure proceedings on the Benitezes’ assets, particularly the campuses of the 96-year-old PWU in Manila and […]

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Nurturing SMEs, the Japanese way

How can Japan have the narrowest income gap in the world, with its history of dominant zaibatsus, the traditional large conglomerates that controlled large segments of the Japanese economy? Why is our own income gap one of the widest among our Asian neighbors, including the much poorer ones? While the average income of the richest one-fifth of Filipinos is nearly 10 times that of the poorest one-fifth, that same ratio is only 3.4 times in Japan, the lowest in the world.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

What on earth is eating Alan Cayetano?

Last week marked a new low point for the opportunistic demagoguery of Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. I was with other journalists covering the inspection tour of various sites in Central Mindanao by the police Board of Inquiry, so I was not able to see an otherwise intelligent young man transform yet again into a hypocritical […]

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Catapang’s ‘bakwit’

We do not wish to second-guess the military’s top general when he issued his order last week for an “all-out offensive” against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.

Posted: March 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

What’s happening to Koko?

Sen. Koko Pimentel said he is going to file a bill that would exempt from taxes the multibillion-peso purse Manny Pacquiao would get from his megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. What’s happening to Koko? Like the “Resign-P-Noy” plotters, has he also gone cuckoo?

Posted: March 2nd, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

Investment pledges down 32% in 2014

Investment pledges by foreign firms slid by almost a third in 2014 to P186.9 billion, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Monday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Stocks rise on China rate cut

The local stock barometer snapped out of a two-day pullback Monday on selective buying of large-cap stocks.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH seen posting trade surplus in 2015

The Philippines may chalk up this 2015 its first annual trade surplus in more than two decades of as much as $5 billion due to the combination of robust exports and a lower oil import bill.

Posted: March 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Cautious trading seen

Local stocks are seen to continue to trade with caution this week as investors reassess their portfolio after the recent rally to record highs.

Posted: March 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Acer exec visits Manila for first time, leaves impressed by locals

      A company official worth his salt visits the markets where his firm maintains a presence in order to help local teams strategize and expand the business. Often, officials go on these trips to look into the problems of local teams and identify new game plans and policies to further raise revenues and […]

Posted: March 1st, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

SPORTS

Records show Pacquiao hits stronger than Mayweather

If the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao Super Fight on May 2 (May 3 in Manila) ends by knockout, it’s likely that the unbeaten American will be the one sprawled on the canvas.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Nietes title, Donaire future at stake in Pinoy Pride

Donnie Nietes aims to extend his reign while Nonito Donaire Jr. seeks redemption in the co-headliner of Pinoy Pride 30 on March 28 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

PBA: San Miguel, Alaska tackle lightweight foes

Alaska and San Miguel Beer, powerhouses in the bottom half of the standings, clash against separate lightly regarded foes Tuesday seeking to get something going before the PBA goes into its Annual All-Star break later this week.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Morrison, Uy clinch As-Pac taekwondo gold medals

Samuel Thomas Morrison and Kristopher Robert Uy capitalized on their height and athleticism to end the Philippine campaign in the 2015 Asia-Pacific Taekwondo Invitational Championships with flying colors Sunday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Other Sports | Read More »

Pacman, Mayweather hit US gyms Monday

Both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will officially start training on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for their welterweight Super Fight on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Posted: March 2nd, 2015 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Exclusive 11-course dinner worth traveling to Pampanga

Our good friend Carla Reyes Tengco invited us, would you believe, dahlings, to dinner in Pampanga! Despite our qualms due to the distance, Carla won us over. Our group of 14 traveled to San Fernando.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Food | Read More »

How art in hospitals can really heal

When the board of trustees of St. Luke’s Medical Center crafted the vision for the Philippine hospital to be one of the best in Asia by 2010, the bold move to build a new health-care facility in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) was conceived.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Mind and Body | Read More »

When yoga goes beyond the mat

People get into yoga for many reasons. A friend dragged me along to my first yoga class several years ago, and I felt lighter and happier for the rest of the day.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Mind and Body,Uncategorized | Read More »

In photos: Baguio blossoms for 2015 Panagbenga Festival

Tourists from all over the country hiked to this city over the weekend and filled its main thoroughfares to witness the Street Dancing Competition and the Grand Float Parade, two of the Panagbenga Festival's crowd-drawers.

Posted: March 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Manila eagerly awaits comeback of Romanian diva Nelly Miricioiu

Pianist Najib Ismail can very well claim he has worked with real and revered divas in the opera world.

Posted: March 2nd, 2015 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

Derek Ramsay finds new love

Is it true that Ynna Asistio is Derek Ramsay’s new squeeze? I heard that Derek often fetches Ynna from school. Or are they just “whatchamacallit” friends?

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns | Read More »

Ogie Alcasid: Ryan Cayabyab for national artist

The Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit (OPM) is set to launch a campaign to have musician/composer Ryan Cayabyab declared a national artist, OPM president Ogie Alcasid announced recently.

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Cesar’s sis unleashes a mouthful vs Shine

A sister is a sister is a sister. For the first time, Cesar Montano’s big sister Marimer Hamilton, whom he fondly calls Ate Ched, is breaking her silence about the latest allegations of Buboy’s ex-wife, Sunshine Cruz, against him.

Posted: March 2nd, 2015 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns | Read More »

Ex-‘Child Wonder’ Niño didn’t expect to raise one

From being a child star, Niño Muhlach is now raising one.

Posted: March 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

A chat with Dame Judi like a one-woman show

          (Conclusion)     LOS ANGELES–In our recent London interview with Dame Judi Dench, it was like watching the esteemed actress give a private one-woman act. You can say it was one of the most enjoyable monologues by a thespian not appearing in West End. Outside, it was dark and raining […]

Posted: March 1st, 2015 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

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